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AB1M2 'Moa' Combat Platform
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AB1M2 ‘Moa’ Combat Platform™

Lore: The AB1M2 has a long and storied history; it was originally manufactured for the burgeoning Home Systems Alliance military ground operations. During the Contact Wars thousands of these mid-sized combat walkers were sent to the Colonies to see active duty in dozens of campaigns across numerous worlds representing almost every conceivable combat environment. The ‘Moa’ as it was called by its colonial operators proved a reliable, balanced and powerfully equipped ambulatory biped. After the Contact Wars most of the surviving Moa were absorbed into colonial planetary defense forces. When the War for Independence began these walkers were pressed into frontline duty, and despite their age, performed as well as they had decades earlier. The Home Systems Alliance military branch also known as PALADIN fields their own updated version called the AB3M1 ‘Katana’, this model is very similar to the Moa, but boasts upgrades to armor, power plant, and offensive capabilities. The walker’s single handler sits in the command cockpit which resembles and is often referred to as the ‘head’. Onboard computer programs monitor traction and stability, freeing the handler to focus solely on combat performance.

The Moa is classified as a medium armor combat platform, and its primary role is infantry/armor support and reconnaissance. Despite the classification these walkers have performed in several varying roles, and numerous specialized variations exist with alternate weapon load outs. The twin G82 46mm cannons are drum fed, each with 56 rounds and is primarily used to engage vehicles, emplacements, and infantry fortified structures. The Seiker 12mm Gatling gun is also drum fed with 886 rounds carried onboard, this four barreled water cooled rapid fire weapon is primarily designed to engage infantry and soft-skinned vehicles and excels at providing suppressive fire for friendly infantry. The last weapon platform on the Moa is its most versatile, the four Dodson 80mm tubes can be pre-loaded with folding fin high explosive rockets, or anti-infantry fragmentation mortars, signal flares, low bounce air-fuel grenades, or ready to fire ‘Mamushi’ anti-aircraft missiles to name just a few of the optional combat presets.

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  June 22, 2014
Can i just save myself the effort and make it automatically like all of your work i look at
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  June 15, 2014
I'll purchase 5 of them lol
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  July 20, 2011
Quoting nick G mate this is truly awesome u r a big inspiration i wish i was as good as u and may i ask u where u git the lego to make your creations plz reply.
Thanks man, just keep building! Well I purchase sets, mostly when I can find them on sale, and I also do alot of Bricklink orders for large numbers of specific pieces. Peeron says I've got about 170,000 pieces in my collection so thats helps alot to!
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  July 19, 2011
mate this is truly awesome u r a big inspiration i wish i was as good as u and may i ask u where u git the lego to make your creations plz reply.
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  April 24, 2011
this is excellent mate, I want to buy one from you :P keep up the good work
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  April 19, 2011
I'm not aware of any other builder who puts more work into the presentation photos than you. It pay off! Not only is the MOC striking, but your photos really maximize the impact. Very well done! Attack!
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  February 23, 2011
I have never seen such magnificent and deep photography before. You certainly the best when it comes to weathered and realistic Lego mocs.
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  February 3, 2011
You have some gnarly creations. And I almost like your photography more though....:) I might also try to do something with overlay and lenseflare. You've inspired me.
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  December 30, 2010
These are awsome, I love the design and constuction.
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  December 28, 2010
I don't know how you do it...
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  December 28, 2010
Quoting Tommy Huynh I love it! Amazing job, and this inspires me to build my own mecha of some sort, but I just bought my first Star Wars set/ Lego set, in a few years. I'm starting to collect again, and I'm aiming towards a mecha! Thanks for inspiring me! (:
No problem man! Glad your building again, once you get some LEGO time in you'll have to share your builds with the rest of us. Welcome to mocpages!
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  December 28, 2010
I love it! Amazing job, and this inspires me to build my own mecha of some sort, but I just bought my first Star Wars set/ Lego set, in a few years. I'm starting to collect again, and I'm aiming towards a mecha! Thanks for inspiring me! (:
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  December 28, 2010
Quoting Mike Johnson This thing looks like the big, bad cousin of the Jenner from Battletech! I like every part of it but the legs and feet and my favorites. The presentation is also spot on beautiful.
Thanks man! I've been experimenting with 'toes' at this scale for a long time, so far this is my favorite design. It uses the LEGO dirt bike frames with those technic rubber dual bushes for stability and battle droid arms branching off to make the toes.
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  December 27, 2010
This thing looks like the big, bad cousin of the Jenner from Battletech! I like every part of it but the legs and feet and my favorites. The presentation is also spot on beautiful.
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  December 27, 2010
You have one of my favorite building styles out there and this creation just makes me more resolute about that.
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  December 27, 2010
Quoting Areetsa C Looks kind of good, but your pictures still don't work properly. Which is to say, they don't load. Not more than 10%, anyway.
Sorry about that, if you would like you can check them out on Flickr by following this link. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebrothersmerz/
  December 27, 2010
Looks kind of good, but your pictures still don't work properly. Which is to say, they don't load. Not more than 10%, anyway.
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  December 26, 2010
Very well done, the feet are spectacular.
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  December 26, 2010
Wow! Those feet are amazingly built! But, heck, the entire thing is stinking-epic! Amazing work all-around.
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  December 26, 2010
Quoting Brad Darling Have you played Halo Reach? Because there's a creature called a Moa. It's pretty much an ostrich. But your vehicle doesn't look like an ostrich! 5/5
I have played Reach, but this creation is named for the actual extinct large bipedal species of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. Thanks for your comments!
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  December 26, 2010
Big and stompy! Looks very serviceable and deadly. The torso looks particularly durable. I would not like to be an infantryman facing that monster. I would get stepped on.
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  December 26, 2010
Those feet look ready to stomp the heck out of anything and the four launch tubes on the side are a nice touch. The presentation is, as always, fantastic.
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  December 26, 2010
I want one. Badly.
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  December 26, 2010
This is killer! Especially those shots in the snow. Awesome!
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  December 26, 2010
Have you played Halo Reach? Because there's a creature called a Moa. It's pretty much an ostrich. But your vehicle doesn't look like an ostrich! 5/5
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  December 26, 2010
Wow...wow, wow, wow, wow. This model just blows me away. It is very similar to a commander in supreme commander 2. I cant wait until you canput the diorama up.
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  December 26, 2010
Incredible design, and I really like the way you integrated bionicle/technique parts with normal Lego parts, and amazing photography!
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  December 26, 2010
Some really nice techniques here, and I love the presentation - great work!
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  December 26, 2010
How dare you make something this awesome!!! I come and kill you now! And steal your LEGOs! GGGGGAAAAARGHHHH!!!
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  December 26, 2010
Hot dam, that is one sexy mech! Great job here guys!
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  December 26, 2010
Quoting Matthew 'Blue-Wolf' Blanchet This, this is AWESOME! The shape of this here, Combat Platform, is very striking, The guns are very impressive, some very good part-usage. Excellent job! Did you actually build two, or is the second one in the fifth picture, 'shopped in?
Thanks for the compliments man! Yeah I did build two of them, but not many of the photos with both pictured turned out well. They will both be featured in an upcoming diorama that should show off the pair a little better together. ~Joe
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  December 25, 2010
Wow!!! Great Piece of Work! Amount of detail you put into this is awesome! The legs on your mech is a great design as well.
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  December 25, 2010
This, this is AWESOME! The shape of this here, Combat Platform, is very striking, The guns are very impressive, some very good part-usage. Excellent job! Did you actually build two, or is the second one in the fifth picture, 'shopped in?
 
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